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Price of a Vote in the Middle East (Hardcover) (Daniel Corstange)

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"Clientelism and ethnic favoritism appear to go hand-in-hand in many diverse societies in the developing world. But, while some ethnic communities receive generous material rewards for their political support, others receive very modest payoffs. The Price of a Vote in the Middle East examines this key - and often overlooked - component of clientelism. The author draws on elite interviews and original survey data collected during his years of field research in Lebanon and Yemen; two Arab countries in which political constituencies follow sectarian, regional, and tribal divisions. He demonstrates that voters in internally-competitive communal groups receive more, and better, payoffs for their political support than voters trapped in uncompetitive groups dominated by a single, hegemonic leader. Ultimately, politicians provide services when compelled by competitive pressures to do so, whereas leaders sheltered from competition can, and do, take their supporters for granted"--
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Daniel Corstange
Language: English
Street Date: August 31, 2016
TCIN: 51494760
UPC: 9781107106673
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-4009

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